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Miley Cyrus & Britney Spears Deemed Too Sexy For French Daytime TV

Miley’s video for “Wrecking Ball” and Britney’s video for “Work B**ch” are not to be shown on television in France before 10 p.m., according to the CSA. [Newser]

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 10, 2014 - 6:00 pm

France Considers Sex Work Law Punishing Johns

France’s parliament is reviewing a proposed bill today to curb sex work by punishing the johns with a $2,000 fine while protecting the sex workers. Prostitution is currently legal…

Jessica Wakeman | November 27, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Sexist French Politician Fined For Making Chicken Noises While His Female Colleague Was Speaking

What a load of chickenshit. Conservative French politician Philippe Le Ray has been fined $1,700 for making chicken noises at a female colleague while she spoke before the National Assembly…

Jessica Wakeman | October 10, 2013 - 6:30 pm

True Story: I Accepted A Marriage Proposal After Only 5 Months Of Dating

Ours was the shortest courtship that I had ever heard of. Well, except for celebrities, but we all know how those turn out most of the time. Oh, and that…

Amanda Chatel | August 1, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Sexy French Swimmers Pose For Anti-Homophobia Campaign

I was already going to post these two hot Olympic swimmers posing in a shower for an anti-homophobia campaign … and then I found out THEY ARE FRENCH! You know…

Jessica Wakeman | June 14, 2013 - 5:30 pm

The French Finally Invent A Word For “French Kissing”

The French have finally added a word to the dictionary to describe their most famous expression of l’amour: the French kiss. The Petit Robert 2014 French dictionary added the verb…

Jessica Wakeman | May 31, 2013 - 10:20 am

France Becomes 14th Country To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Merveilleux! Great news out of the land of cheese and wine today — France has become the 14th country to legalize gay marriage! The decision — 331-225 was the final tally…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 23, 2013 - 11:40 am

France Will Now Reimburse The Cost Of Abortions, Provide Free Contraception To Teen Girls

Beginning yesterday, France will provide access to free birth control for teenaged girls ages 15 to 18 without parental notification, as well as reimburse the cost of abortions to all…

Jessica Wakeman | April 2, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Pants Are Finally Legal For Women In Paris

French women are finally legally allowed to wear pants in Paris. Previously they would only allowed to do so while holding horse reins. [Guardian UK]
Five adult men…

Jessica Wakeman | February 4, 2013 - 5:20 pm

Ooh La La, Your Pillows Are Trés Chic

It’s not every morning a girl is lucky enough to wake up next to a Frenchman waiting with a cafe au lait and a warm croissant. But I can dream,…

Jessica Wakeman | January 29, 2013 - 11:40 am

Is Moldy Cheese The Key To The French Health Paradox?

White bread, rich cheeses, and red wine are beloved staples of the Gallic diet. They smoke, they drink, they consume loads of saturated fats… yet they don’t have an obesity…

Rachel Krause | December 13, 2012 - 8:30 am

Topless Nuns Spray Jesus’s Sperm In Paris Protest

Topless nuns were seen hosing down anti-gay marriage demonstrators with “holy sperm” last Sunday in Paris.

Go ahead. Read that sentence again.

Of course, these weren’t…

Daley Quinn | November 22, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Paris, For Less Than The Price Of A Plane Ticket

I am much too obsessed with Paris for my own good, especially considering that I’ve never been there. I’m enamored of the idea of it, so when I do eventually…

Rachel Krause | September 5, 2012 - 11:40 am

Ouch: France To Unveil A Statue Depicting Carla Bruni As … A Working Woman

Carla Bruni certainly made her mark as one of the more, uh, contentious first ladies ever to hit French office: the longtime singer and model, not to mention the heiress…

Rachel Krause | August 6, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Drinking And Driving In France? Better Have Your Breathalyzers!

Breathalyzers aren’t just for the po-po any more: In France, a new law requires every driver to carry two breathalyzers in their car. The intent to decrease the amount of…

Daley Quinn | July 2, 2012 - 3:40 pm

France Launches A Massive Ad Campaign Targeting Owners Of Counterfeit Luxury Goods

The production of counterfeit luxury goods is a criminal offense, and designers have always been vocal in their condemnation of the practice. Last week, Prada chief executive officer (and Miuccia’s…

Rachel Krause | May 31, 2012 - 4:20 pm

“Think Like A Man” Allegedly Banned In France Because It’s Not “Diverse” Enough

“Think Like A Man,” the new Tyler Perry romantic comedy [Update: based on a book by Steve Harvey] about black women and men, has allegedly been banned in France because…

Jessica Wakeman | May 21, 2012 - 2:40 pm

What Does François Hollande’s Election Mean For French First Lady Fashion?

It grieves me to see Nicolas Sarkozy leave French office, and why? Because I am positively enraptured by his wife (okay, fine, I’m also really worried about what this means…

Rachel Krause | May 9, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Life Is Meaningless For Henri, The Existential French Cat

L’enfer c’est les autres. Hell is other people. And other cats. No one knows this more than Henri, the existential French cat. He’s black and white, of course. And no…

Jessica Wakeman | April 14, 2012 - 4:00 pm

Sweets For The Sweet (In Paris!)

Who wouldn’t jump at the chance to move to Paris for work? Amy Thomas was a copywriter in New York City when one day her boss offered her a dream…

Jessica Wakeman | February 23, 2012 - 11:40 am
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